AC Milan’s Christian Pulisic has been awarded U.S. Soccer’s male Player of the Year for the fourth time.
Brendan Hunt, known for his role as Coach Beard in Ted Lasso, humorously revealed Christian Pulisic as U.S. Soccer’s male Player of the Year through an award ceremony-style video. Pulisic emerged victorious over fellow nominees Folarin Balogun, Ricardo Pepi, Matt Turner, and Yunus Musah.
Since it's awards season, we figured we'd get a "Hollywood Person" to announce this year's Male Player of the Year award…. pic.twitter.com/fCVcLA1Vbj— U.S. Soccer Men's National Team (@USMNT) January 18, 2024
Matching the record of a USMNT legend, the Hershey-born winger said: “You guys inspired me, your generation really set the tone for me, I watched and wanted to do exactly what you were doing so, to be in this position, it doesn’t feel real, but, I’m grateful for this opportunity and of course – like you did – I love representing the U.S. so I’m really proud.”
“It’s an honor to win this award again for the fourth time,” Pulisic said. “It was an incredible season for me. I always enjoy playing with the National Team and winning more trophies with the National Team. Of course, coming here to AC Milan, it’s been just a really exciting year. I’ve enjoyed it so much, so I’m really grateful to win an award like this. Any of the nominees could have won it, and not even just those guys, names outside of that as well who have been putting in such strong performances on the club level and with the National Team. I’m really proud of how far this group has come and looking forward to some really big events coming up in the next years.”